Dr. Rahul Shah, MD

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Dr. Rahul Shah, MD

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Spinal Cord Injury Medicine | Male

(856) 358-2559

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Dr. Shah specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine and practices in Elmer, NJ. He practices at 1 location.

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based on 31 total surveys (11 with reviews)
Dr. Shah's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (11)
in Bridgeton, NJ |
I would like to take a moment to thank Dr. Shah for getting my brother back on his feet. About one year ago I sent my brother to Dr. Shah for low back pain with numbness down his right leg. Dr. Shah conservatively treated him for approximately 1 year, until my brother made the decision to undergo surgery. His outcome was just amazing! As an Anesthesia provider, who has worked on both sides of the bridge, I could have sent my brother anywhere. I am most pleased to say we chose Dr. Shah!
in Vineland nj |
Dr. Shah has been my doctor for six years. He has performed three surgeries that have improved my overall quality-of-life because of cervical spine herniations. What I found fascinating was he used cutting edge technology. Because I'm fused from my c3-c7 with both anterior and posterior surgeries with my full range of motion still intacted. He used the D-track system as a newer alternative for my posterior surgery that left two tiny holes instead of a 6-12 month massive open surgery. Thanks!
in Vineland, NJ |
I am more than pleased with my surgery thanks to Dr. Shah. I suffered back pain for a year and various opinions from a few different doctors. I went to Shah he was very informative. He and his staff made me feel at ease from the office visit as well as in the hospital. The surgery Dr. Shah performed on my back is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I no longer have back pain and can chase my twin 5 year old twin girls around. Thank you Dr. Shah, what a life saver!
in Upperdeerfield , NJ |
I suffered from chronic back pain due to an injury to my lower back. My quality of life was at a low due to my depression and weight gain because of my inability to be active. I met Dr.Shah for a consulting interview,at this point he was very interested and straight forward about his approach to repairing my back. He mane me feel very comfortable about my desision with proceeding with surgery. Dr.Shah preformed a anterior lumbar and a cervical fusion for me. Dr. Shah saved my life
in Bridgeton, NJ |
Dr. Shah was straight forward and honest about the extent of my injury. I had immediate relief in my back after a successful surgery, and have not had pain even a year after. My life is back to normal and I'm back to being active without any complications.
in Mullica Hill, NJ |
Dr Shah gave me my life back!! I was in significant pain and had decreased mobility and poor posture prior to lumbar surgery. Now, I have FREEDOM!! No pain meds in a year since my surgery!! Dr Shah is a true professional, highly skilled and very pleasant.
in Millville, NJ |
Dr. Shah performed herniated disc back surgery on my wife. I attended visits with her before and after the surgery. As result, had opportunity to meet and speak with Dr. Shah. Dr. Shah was very clear and specific with explanations of the surgery pre and post operation. He did an outstanding job on the surgery and she is recovering well. His mannerism is one of thoughtfulness and kind consideration. This in addition to being a very good surgeon as evidenced by wife's recovery. Thanks Dr Shah.
in Millville, NJ |
Dr.Shah performed surgery on my back. L5-S1 lumbar laminectomy discectomy was the surgery he performed. When I recovered from surgery I felt like a whole person again. He is a great Dr. And I would refer him to others. He has a very nice patient-dr. Personality. He is very patient and takes his time going over procedures. I would recommend Dr.Rahul Shah as an orthopedic Surgeon. Thank you,Dr.Shah.
Voorhees, NJ |
He has rushed through a back surgery and caused complications. Too quick to suggest surgery. May have caused permanent damage. Wants to white wash damage. Time , will tell. Would not recommend if only dr. Practicing.
in Millville, NJ |
Dr.shah did major back surgery on me and if it wasn't for him my back would be much worse he is the best at what he does very intelengent Dr. and really cares about his patients if anyone has back problems I strongly suggest you go to see Dr.shah without a doubt my name is Thomas Gonzalez and I'm witness to his phanamonal work kudos to Dr.shah and premier and Dr.Kimberly Smith
Bridgeton, NJ |
I don't think he really listened to what my problems were. My first visit was quite fast.. He told to have a MRI done and reccommended surgery right away.I just didn't have a clear understanding of what he was saying. I will go back to him again to get a better understanding of what is exactly going on. I'm willing to try it again and go from there.
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      •  Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
      •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      •  No malpractice claims found
      •  No sanctions found
      •  No board actions found

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Ankle Fracture
      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Autonomic Disorders
      • Autonomic Dysreflexia
      • Back Pain
      • Bone Cancer
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Broken Neck
      • Bunion
      • Bursitis
      • Cancer
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Elbow Bursitis
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Foot Conditions
      • Foot Fracture
      • Foot Sprain
      • Fracture
      • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Glenoid Labrum Tear
      • Gout
      • Hammer Toe
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Fracture
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Sprain
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Sprain
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • Limb Pain
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • Lupus
      • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
      • Myelopathy
      • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
      • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Osteoarthritis of Hands
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteopenia
      • Osteosarcoma
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Pelvic Fracture
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Pseudoarthrosis
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rib Fracture
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Sacrum Disorders
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Scoliosis
      • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
      • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Spinal Cord Injury
      • Spinal Cord Tumor
      • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
      • Vertebral Column Tumors

      Education

      • Medical School
        Umdnj--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

        Graduated in 2000

      • Internship Hospital
        Yale University

        Completed in 2001

      • Residency Hospital
        Yale University

        Completed in 2005

      • Fellowship Hospital
        University Of California, San Francisco

        Completed in 2006

      • Undergraduate School
        Rutgers University, Rutgers College

        Graduated in 1997

      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Indian
      • Italian
      • Spanish

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      Specialties

      • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

      Procedures Performed

      • Disc Replacement
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
      • EMG (Electromyography)
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Fracture Care
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Hip Replacement
      • Joint Drainage
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Surgery
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
      • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
      • Lumbar Puncture
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Scoliosis Surgery
      • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Spinal Anesthesia
      • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
      • Spinal Cord Stimulation
      • Spinal Decompression
      • Spinal Discectomy
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Injections
      • Spinal Pump Implant
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
      • Spinal Spacer Procedure
      • Spinal Tumor Surgery
      • Spine Fracture Treatment
      • Spine Surgery
      • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
      • Steroid Injection
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery